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William Stucki Hansen Foundation of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, has donated $1.5 million to Trinity School for Ministry in nearby Ambridge to support the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient Evangelical Future.
“Embracing the vision the leaders at Trinity have for the Robert E. Webber Center means more to us than just nodding our heads,” said Gretchen Hansen, president of the foundation. “Their vision for eternity and providing resources and direction for developing leaders is exciting and rewarding. The foundation’s sharing God’s abundance is merely a response to the Holy Spirit and giving what is his in the first, middle, and always place.”
“The Hansen Foundation’s commitment to promote Christian education throughout the Pittsburgh region is an excellent match with the Webber Center’s mission to provide high-quality parish resources for Christian formation and discipleship,” said the Rev. Joel Scandrett, director of the Webber Center. “I am profoundly grateful to God and the Hansen Foundation for this immensely generous gift.”
This gift from the Hansen Foundation fits in with one of the seminary’s initiatives to provide teaching resources to churches that are produced by the Webber Center and distributed Whitchurch Publishing, the seminary’s imprint.
“We see this gift as a tremendous answer to prayer,” said the Very Rev. Justyn Terry, Trinity’s dean and president. “We are so thankful to the Hansen Foundation for their desire to build the kingdom of God with the resources the Lord has blessed them with.”
Image of the Rev. Joel Scandrett by Christopher Klukas/Trinity School for Ministry